Ukraine refugees guidance
New patient health questionnaires (Ukraine and Russian translations) now available - 13 October 2022
GP practices can now download new patient health questionnaires with bi-lingual English/Ukrainian and English/Russian translations for people arriving in the UK from Ukraine, supporting assessment and management of their initial health needs at the point of GP registration. The questionnaires have been developed with Doctors of the World UK.
Ukrainian Migrant Health Check Clinics
Two further Migrant Health Check clinics are being piloted at Yeovil Health Centre on 02 and 16 July 2022 and referrals from primary care are now being accepted for both clinics. An EMIS web template referral form is also available.
The Migrant Health Check should be delivered in addition to a new patient consultation. People fleeing the conflict in Ukraine may have a range of health requirements that need to be assessed and managed as soon as possible after their arrival. The UK Health Security Agency has issued guidance for Primary Care that can be found at UKHSA arrivals from Ukraine guidance for primary care | PHE/DH/DWP guideline | Guidelines
When referring Ukrainian patients to the health check clinics please ensure they are aware of the purpose of the assessment and that the clinics are currently being run at Yeovil Health Centre which is centrally situated in Middle Street Yeovil over the large branch of Boots the Chemist. Practices should ensure patients are happy to attend the Saturday appointment and aware of its location. Clinics at other venues across Somerset are currently being planned to improve accessibility to this service. 20 June 2022
NHSE have published a letter and two service specifications setting out expectations and support around GP registration and the management of the initial health needs for individuals and families coming to England fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
There is now a bilingual versions of the GMS1 form which are now available on the DHSC website. 14 June 2022
Refugee support and Helpline posters
- Ukrainian Refugee Support Poster
- Ukraine refugee Social Assets Poster
- Translated GMS1 Registration Form
- How the NHS works in English Russian and Ukrainian
- TEAM NET Guidance for Somerset Practices
GP Bulletin 4 April 2022 - Primary Care Guidance - This guidance includes details on the following;
- Registering patients
- GP Access Cards
- Immunisation schedule
- Uk Migrant Health guide
- Language and translation
- Access to Interpreters
Ukraine - Advice for primary care - please see below for a link to advice for primary care about how to manage arrivals from Ukraine, published 08 April 2022 by OHID and UKHSA. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arrivals-from-ukraine-advice-for-primary-care/arrivals-from-ukraine-advice-for-primary-care#main-messages 8 April 2022
New e-learning courses on refugee and asylum seeker mental health. Two new free e-learning courses are available from Solace UK. Click below for flyers including links to register.
- Understanding refugee and asylum seeker mental health
- Effective therapeutic support for asylum seekers
Useful resources for practices